Russia – NATO - Q&A - (19 October 2021)


Q: Russia is going to suspend its mission to NATO and NATO’s mission to Moscow in response to the Alliance’s expulsion of eight Russians. What is France’s reaction?

A: We regret the Russian Federation’s unjustified decision to suspend its permanent mission to NATO and to end the activities of NATO’s Military Liaison Mission and Information Mission in Russia as of November 1. Since 2014, France has continuously championed the need to maintain channels of dialogue between NATO and Russia, particularly through the NATO-Russia Council.